[Talk-in] Fwd: Mozilla Geolocation Pilot Project
me at sajjad.in
Thu Apr 24 13:22:27 UTC 2014
Thought this would be interesting to some of you. If you are in
Bangalore, you should go. I do have a feeling that they are trying to
do something that OSM has already established. Worth having the
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From: Soumya Deb <debloper at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM
Subject: Mozilla Geolocation Pilot Project
To: Sajjad Anwar <sajjadkm at gmail.com>
Mozilla Location Service team is kicking off a series of events in
India, called "Geolocation in a Box". The primary purpose of the event
is to understand location services with greater depth (checking out
the existing wheels, before recreating), explore possibilities, gather
feedback & connect with the developer community to build on top of it.
This competes directly with Google Location Services et al. and as you
can understand, it will need a lot of community backing to do so well.
It's an open, public location service for all; and is from Mozilla, so
it's as altruistic as it gets.
The event targets to spread general awareness of the project,
brainstorm & gather feedback from the people who has insights in this
topic & then go on a short distributed trip to the city, with
MozStumbler app on participant's android devices, to gather location
data. We have pretty neat plans to reward the top contributors! ;)
Following are the links you may wanna check out:
Event Page: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/geolocation-in-a-box-bangalore/
Service Page: https://location.services.mozilla.com/
Bangalore Data: https://location.services.mozilla.com/map#12/12.9664/77.5666
Leaderboard of contributors: https://location.services.mozilla.com/leaders
As you have invaluable contributions & recognition in OSM, I request
you to spread the word to the folks based in Bangalore, who can drop
by the Red Hat office on this Saturday afternoon.
Thanks in advance!
Open Source Evangelist
Sajjad Anwar http://geohacker.in
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